Anti-Asian Crimes and Racism
Anti-Asian crimes and racism have been a real issue for a long time, but over the last year, it has reached a whole new level. Alongside the rise of COVID 19 cases, we also saw a rise in discrimination and crimes against Asian Americans during the pandemic.
It is likely that the attacks will only reduce at the end of this pandemic. Hence, Real Research would like to know what people think about these unfortunate happenings. In line with this, we will find out if they have or haven’t experienced racism. If yes, then what form of racism or hate crimes against Asians did they experience or witness during the past year? Furthermore, we will find out their opinion on why racism against them rose over the past year.
- Majority of the respondents experienced or witnessed racism over the past year.
- 36% of the respondents said verbal abuse is the most common form of racism that they’ve experienced or witnessed.
- Over 30% of the respondents agreed that hate is because of corona-related issues.
- Almost 18% believe that the pandemic’s end would be the way to end racism and hate crimes.
From a total of 350,000, the majority of the responses said they indeed witnessed or experienced racism. Only 35.20% said that they haven’t seen or experienced this kind of discrimination.
There are different forms of racism, we will further know here which ones are common to the respondents.
The most common form of racism experienced or witnessed by respondents (36.33%) is verbal abuse. Meanwhile, violence/physical abuse came second with 24.09%. Discrimination or segregation is another challenge for Asians, which came in third (12.23%) on this poll. The remaining 15.57% said they have never experienced or witnessed racism or hate crimes against Asians.
Stop Crimes Against Asians, says Respondents
Some of the reported crimes are quite shocking. An 89-year-old Chinese woman was slapped and set on fire by two people in Brooklyn, New York; An 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, California, died last month after being violently shoved to the ground during his morning walk; and a stranger on the New York subway slashed a 61-year-old Filipino American passenger’s face with a box cutter.
Looking at this data, we see that 42.70% of the country in which they have experienced racist crimes during the past year is not part of the Asian continent. Meaning, these came from North America (21.265), South America (17.48%), Europe (21.37%), Africa (12.105), and Oceania (5.07%). Meanwhile, 57.30% responded that they experienced this in the Asian continent.
The Rising Hate Against Asians is Due to Corona-Related Issues
What is the reason for this rising hate against Asians? Firstly, 30.70% of the respondents agreed that it is because of corona-related issues. Meanwhile, 20.56% believe that this is because of the lack of anti-racism education. Moreover, 20% of the respondents think it is because countries are lacking rules and regulations on racist behavior. More so, 11.72% say ‘hate crimes and racism was used as a political weapon’ only.
In regards to eradicating racism and hate crimes against Asians, people have different opinions about it. 27.28% believe that governments should implement tougher rules and regulations. A smaller group chose ‘implementing more intensified anti-racism education’ as another solution to eliminate hate across the world.
17.68% believe that the way to end racism and hate crimes is for the pandemic to end. Most importantly do you believe racism against Asians due to coronavirus will decrease after the pandemic? 40.86% agreed on this question, over 23% disagreed, and 35.78% are not sure whether the pandemic will lead to ending the hate.
Some 11.67% of the respondents, unfortunately, believe that it is impossible to eradicate racism against Asians. The remaining 17.49% answered ‘I don’t know’.
From the data collected by Real Research, we can conclude that Anti-Asian crimes and racism are still happening alongside the pandemic. The majority of the people said they witnessed some of it and others have actually experienced it. Over 42% of the country in which they have experienced racist crimes during the past year is not part of the Asian continent. Meaning, these came from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Oceania.
Lastly, when asked about the possible ways to eradicate hate against Asians, people have different opinions about it. Some believe that countries should implement tougher rules and regulations across the world. Moreover, respondents believe that implementing intensified anti-racism education is another solution to eliminate this hate.
|Survey Title||Racism Against Asians on a Global Scale|
|Duration||March 25th to April 4, 2021|
|Number of Participants||350,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 19 to 60+|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan… Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong-kong), China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.|
Real Research News is the media platform that presents insights and studies of wide-range of topics. It focuses on insights gathered from its survey app.